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win200 last won the day on August 19

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About win200

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  • Gender
    Male
  • Country
    United States
  • State
    WA

Hair Loss Overview

  • Describe Your Hair Loss Pattern
    Receding Hairline (Genetic Baldness)
  • How long have you been losing your hair?
    In the last 5 years
  • Norwood Level if Known
    Norwood II
  • What Best Describes Your Goals?
    Considering Surgical Hair Restoration

Hair Loss Treatments

  • Have you ever had a hair transplant?
    Yes
  • Other hair restoration physicians
    Dr. Robert Niedbalski
  • Current Non-Surgical Treatment Regime
    Propecia (Finasteride)
    Rogaine Foam
    Avodart/Dutasteride
    Nizoral Shampoo

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  1. Thanks! Yeah, the Rahal procedure is what built my current hairline. Gabel augmented the density, but Rahal created it. It totally reframed my face.
  2. Thanks, Melvin! And yes--I've had a custom wraparound jaw implant from Michael Yaremchuk, plus lip fillers (but also fillers in the cheeks and nasolabial area). I'm gay, so our beauty standards are a little different and are probably much "prettier" than most straight guys would prefer, but lip fillers can look completely undetectable and appropriate on men (gay and straight). If you have thin lips, fuller lips can add proportionality and structure that help bring your face's dimensions into better alignment. I will also say that the jaw implant made a HUGE change. Huge. I had a fairly weak jaw/chin, and the implant totally rebalanced my face and gave me a much more square, masculine look. Money extremely well spent, as far as I'm concerned. That said, be aware that changing your jawline is rejiggering one of the key defining "structures" of your shape; mine dramatically changed my appearance, so be very cautious going in and realize that you're making a significant change. I got a nosejob in 2011, and far more people noticed that something was different after the jawline than the nose. My Instagram handle is @winbmar if you want to see more; the jawline implant was October 2016 if you want to gauge the before/after.
  3. I've been on dut for ~5 years. I switched from fin because I just wanted the stronger DHT inhibitor. It's tough to gauge my loss because I have a hairline transplant that covers any recession, but I can add that since my first transplant in June 2012, there really isn't any visible chance to my hair. So, take that for what it's worth. I do experience some sides, but I've found that sides are often spoken about like they're a binary--either you have no sides or you become impotent. That's not accurate for a lot of folks. On dut, I don't get spontaneous erections, and I've had occasional performance issues. On the whole, though, I don't notice the difference and find the mild sides I get to be very tolerable. I will say that the long-term effects of Type 2 5ar on the brain concerns me. Is there a possibility, for instance, that this contributes to/causes Alzheimer's/dementia? I think about that a lot.
  4. Custom-designed wraparound. The angle implants don't integrate well with the rest of the jawline. Sliding genioplasty is a very invasive procedure; not that it isn't worth it, but relatively few people need it versus an implant. Get a couple consults to make sure it's the right procedure for you. I had a fairly recessed chin but did not need a genioplasty.
  5. Mainly that Gabel is close to me, I trust him completely, and I've wanted to work with him for years. Michael Yaremchuk did my jaw implant. Barry Eppley is also fantastic for that procedure.
  6. Hi all, apologies for neglecting this thread. I'm almost exactly one year post op, so results are fairly final. I buzzed my hair to a number two guard today just to check for density and thinning, and I couldn't be more pleased. As you can see, the density is indistinguishable from my native hair. This is without any product, dye, concealers, etc., and BRIGHT direct overhead lighting. I'm beyond stoked. Happy to answer questions.
  7. This one is gonna be great. Can't wait to see the results mature.
  8. Not trying to condescend to anyone, but this is a normal and acceptable outcome. When you're building a new hairline on virgin scalp, so to speak, it's incredibly difficult--and sometimes impossible--to get a native-appearing density on the first pass. Especially when, as is the case for this patient, you have relatively pale skin against dark hair. It's just a limitation of how densely you can implant in one surgery. This happened to me and I got another pass that made it flawless. Plastic surgery isn't magic; there are practical and physiological limitations that even the best surgeons butt up against. Get 200-300 FUE grafts and this will be outstanding. No harm, no foul. Gabel is a great guy and he'll take care of you. He's one of the most ethical guys in the business and he'll stand behind his work.
  9. Yeah, this is a great result, especially for a 51-year-old. It's age appropriate, but you still have far better hair than most guys your age. Congrats!
  10. Donor looks good! Interesting thing, though, is that the area below the scar thinned a bit after every one of my three procedures. If I look back at my 2012 pics before my first procedure, it's very noticeably more dense. Just a quirk of my reaction, I guess--some shock loss that didn't heal completely. I don't care, it's the back of my head. I'll try to upload some pics soon.
  11. A rhinoplasty and a jawline implant, yup. Plus a boatload of Voluma, for those keeping track at home.
  12. He does and he did make that offer to me, but I wanted to work with Dr. G after being acquainted with him for years, I thought Dr. G was best-positioned to do the follow-up work, and his proximity to Seattle was a huge draw.
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